6/07/2007 8:49am, #1
hanshi soke sensei tattersall..enjoy..
pimp my gi stuff and some traditional bs
6/07/2007 2:55pm, #2
i recognize that name...
...yeah, it looks like i'm very dimly affiliated with this. fantastic!
6/07/2007 8:15pm, #3
Um, i thought Soke was a ninjer title?
Why is he a samurai then?
6/07/2007 8:20pm, #4
Soke - Traditional Japanese Term for the current head of the Ryu-ha.
6/07/2007 8:43pm, #5
Looks rather fashionable if you ask me. Ah, no you didn't, ... probably for the bestYou are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM
just die already.Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM
Best MA website ever!!!!!: http://www.dogjudo.co.uk/
6/07/2007 8:48pm, #6
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I'm going down to Ross for Less to see if I can find one of those fashionable Mongol outfits for me.
6/07/2007 10:00pm, #7
Originally Posted by Plasma______
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Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
6/07/2007 10:06pm, #8
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Historical Incarnations of a Title and its Entitlements
by William M. Bodiford
The full article is excellent but the intro may be enough for those with Internet ADHD.
Who or what is a soke? If Internet websites can be believed, in the English-speaking world the Japanese word soke has become a title for individuals who claim to be "great grandmasters" or "founders" of martial arts.1 Surprisingly, however, the term is not explained in recent English-language dictionaries of martial arts directed toward general readers, nor in the more authoritative books about Japanese martial culture.2 Apparently this very obscurity provides commercial advantage when it is invoked in a competitive marketplace crowded with instructors who promote themselves not just as high-ranking black belts, but as masters or even grandmasters. This English-language usage stands in stark contrast to the connotations of the word soke in Japan where, if it is used at all, it strongly implies loyalty to existing schools, deference to ancestral authority, and conservative adherence to traditional forms.
Despite what many seem to believe in the West, as a Japanese word soke has never meant "founder," nor does it mean "grandmaster.""Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"
6/08/2007 4:25am, #9
good old askari,always there for the historical and scientific stuff!
i also saw a dvd once with freaking horrible techniques,the dvd said:only for advanced students,do not show to anyone else....really sad..